For most people, getting an ignition interlock is a new experience. Chances are, if you’re required to install an interlock in North Carolina, you’ve got some questions. You’ll find a lot of answers at the Monitech website. But sometimes some pretty specific questions come up, and it’s worth repeating them. Here are some of questions we hear from prospective customers:
Can I install an ignition interlock on a motorcycle? Yes! North Carolina is one of a very few states that permit ignition interlocks on motorcycles.
Can someone else take my vehicle in to install the interlock? No. If you’re the one with the ignition interlock requirement, you need to be present for the installation.
Do I need to be the registered owner of the vehicle to get an ignition interlock put in? No. You can have it installed in someone else’s vehicle (say, a spouse or parent) as long as the third party signs a form agreeing to it. Monitech will provide you with the form.
If it’s really cold, can I disconnect the handset and bring it inside at night? If it’s a Monitech handset, the answer is Yes – they are detachable. It’s a good idea because extreme cold can cause a delay in starting.
I lease my vehicle. Can I install an ignition interlock on it? Yes. You’ll want to notify the leasing company, but it’s fine with us.
I’m under 21. Can I get an ignition interlock? Yes. If you legally drive a vehicle, we can put an interlock on it.
I drive a commercial vehicle. Can an ignition interlock be installed on it? Yes. If you drive for an employer, you should notify them first.
Got more questions? Give us a call.
If you have any other questions about using or installing an ignition interlock in North Carolina, give Monitech a call at 800-521-4246. We’ll get you on the road quickly.